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Maintenance Supervisor - Foreman, AR at Ash Grove Cement Company in Foreman, Arkansas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Job ID:  315771


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across North America. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.

Position Overview

Schedules, coordinates and supervises maintenance crew members preventive/predictive maintenance and mechanical repair activities for plant operations and capital projects, and all safety-related items. Uses independent judgment in performing duties while working from general policies, objectives and specific standards. Refers to superintendent /manager when clarification or interpretation of organizational policy is needed and when unusual problems arise. May be required to handle the reliability maintenance group, if assigned.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Provides technical assistance as needed, to include the safe use of tools and equipment, training new and current employees on proper procedures, techniques and safety precautions.

  • Schedules and coordinates preventive/predictive maintenance and mechanical repair daily activities, installation of new equipment, improvements, and other maintenance projects

  • Inspect job sites prior to beginning maintenance projects to identify hazards and ensure a safe work environment

  • Operates computerized preventive maintenance and repair system to prepare work orders ,document work activities, backlog and maintain all necessary records for plant and mobile equipment.

  • Assess and give performance feedback to maintenance crew and maintains records of attendance and paid time off.

  • Analyzes and writes job procedures for new jobs and modifies procedures for existing jobs

  • Estimates time and parts required to complete projects and repairs. Collaborates with Purchasing Agent prior to starting a project to see if required supplies are in stock or needs to be ordered. Assists as needed in contacting vendors and obtaining contractors regarding maintenance needs

  • Conducts safety meetings and inspections on a regular basis to ensure compliance with safety requirements. Participates in plant safety meetings

  • Coordinate and supervise the work of contractors as required for specified maintenance activities

  • Assists as needed in preparing budget for capital expenditures planned for maintenance projects and repairs

  • Participates in the monthly conference calls with MEP

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Other Requirements

  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills 

  • Quickly troubleshoots and resolves problems Technical knowledge of maintenance and repair required for plant equipment and structures (Preferred)

  • Strong verbal communication and listening skills Supervisory and communication skills needed (Preferred)

  • Project Demonstrated project management skills Decision-making, planning, organization, and problem solving (Preferred)

  • Ability to operate a personal computer 

  • Ability to read and understand equipment manuals, mechanical drawings and blueprints 

  • Aptitude for learning new computer software 

  • Knowledge of all equipment and machinery used in the plant and how each of them functions (Preferred)

  • Knowledge of government regulations such as EPA regulations and MSHA as they apply to maintenance projects and repair activities (Preferred)

  • Working knowledge of steel specifications, welding, conveyors, AC/DC motors, fans, hydraulic systems, fabrication, cutting torch basics, soldering, lubricants, carpentry, millwright work, mechanics, plumbing, electrical distribution systems, machine shop equipment and procedures, painting, torques wrenches, etc. (Preferred)


  • 3 or more years of experience in maintenance experience in a similar position in a related industry 


  • H.S. Diploma / GED 

  • Associate Degree

  • Two years of college or technical school in a related field preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experience (Preferred)

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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